It’s been a month (or a week in series time) since the big twist in the final season of ‘Succession’ and (of course, spoilers) and Brian Cox has spoken about it. And, the truth, it seems that he was not amused by the death of Logan Roy in the 4×03 of the HBO Max series.
“Definitely too soon” declares the actor on the talk show ‘Amol Rajan Interviews’. It seems that, even though the series begins with his character suffering a serious attack in the very first episode, he felt bad that he ended up suddenly dying in mid-flight.
However, he acknowledges that after processing and even rejecting this twist, he ultimately trusted how well handled it was. Led Jesse Armstrong’s team the whole story:
“In the end, I agreed, but I felt a little rejected. You know, I kind of felt, oh, all the work I’ve done and I’m finally going to… you know, end up like an ear on the carpet of an airplane.»
A “premature” death
Let’s remember that, in said episode, Logan was traveling to Norway to close the deal with Matsson while his children attended Connor’s wedding. Masterfully shot by Mark Mylodthe emotional weight of the chapter was carried by the children as they reacted live to the death of their father thousands of kilometers away.
A Death Brian Cox Isn’t So Sure Aboutwho flirts with the possibility that it was all a plot by Logan himself:
I still think maybe Logan isn’t dead. This could be part of an elaborate plot to find out. If you think about it, from Logan’s point of view, he has to know how his children are going to behave when he dies, what will happen then? And the only way to do that is to fake his death and, in fact, he’s following at a distance the chaos that follows.”
Obviously, as you acknowledge below, it is only an assumption.
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